JOIN US AS WE KICK OFF CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND IN STYLE ON MAY 4 – it’s a great way to warmup for the celebration for the next day!
The race will still begin at the High Plains Community Center. BUT WE WILL BE USING OUR NEW 5k (3.11mi) COURSE that was christened last year. It is a DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE OTHER EVENTS THAT START THERE. This is a timed event.
Our ONE MILE WALK is back – Untimed (or you can still walk the 5k distance and be timed), as well as a free KIDS HOT PEPPER SCAMPER. We also offer a VIRTUAL RUN for those who want to support the cause but can’t be with us.
Our fabulous and well known Gecko-design Dri-fit T-shirts will be given to the first 300 registrants (or April 14-whichever comes first). After that sizes are “as available” (or not). So Pre-Register EARLY to get one of these great shirts. DON’T GET SHUT OUT!
The donation fee to pre register is $30 BUT THERE IS NO ONLINE FEE for the 5k run/walk as well as the one mile walk and our Virtual Run. THE FEE FOR 18 & UNDER IS JUST $23 – and no online fee.
The Kids Hot Pepper Scamper is FREE.
The fees increase to $35 & $25 on the day of the event. The 5K event distance will be computer timed. Awards will be given to the overall men’s and women’s champions as well as 1st-2nd-3rd in at least 8 age groups.
The one mile walk and kids runs are untimed and non-competitive.
Great food from TACO LOCO RESTAURANT** will be waiting for all paid participants when they get back to the finish. The Mexican spread includes but is not limited to Tacos, Chips and Salsa. MARGARITAS FOR EVERYONE 21 & OVER will also be available with a paid entry.
General public, friends & family food/margarita tickets will be available online and on the day of the event for $10. REMINDER- a food ticket is INCLUDED WITH A PAID ENTRY.
We welcome ALL abilities and age levels as we get an early start to Cinco De Mayo- COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED- and YOU CAN WEAR YOUR BEST KENTUCKY DERBY HAT AS WELL! There might even be a few surprises and for the best costumes & hats!
NEW THIS YEAR - our Cinco de Mayo themed photo booth is free for all entrants
Plenty of parking on site, bathrooms, a pavilion where we have the food, fun and awards, and easy access from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway.
**Taco Loco- Authentic & Fun Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Bridgeport – 3170 Fairfield Ave. As you enter this fabulous restaurant you will notice its authentic feel. You will be in the perfect setting for a Mexican experience and want to return and enjoy it’s wonderful Mexican spirit. This family friendly and family owned authentic restaurant will be a regular destination for all to enjoy. Taco Loco offers delicious Mexican cuisine at an affordable price. Since moving to Black Rock, the restaurant has expanded to feature a large outdoor seating area with hanging gardens. There are three Taco Loco food trucks that also offer full food service catering.
Marty Schaivone, with 29 years of experience will coordinate this event. MS Running Productions directs & consults on more than 45 races in CT, including the James Mattioli and Milford Hospital 5ks, MADD Dash & Turkey Trot in Stratford, Great Pumpkin in Trumbull, the Milford Bank Milford Moves 5k, the Colony Grill Hot Oil & Bigelow Tea Community Challenge in Fairfield. Contact Marty at [email protected] and see the 2019 schedule at www.hitekracing.com/msrunning
PRE-REG PICKUP AND LATE REGISTRATION-
FRIDAY May 3 from 9-11 am Orange Chamber of Commerce 605 Orange Center Rd
SATURDAY MAY 4 PICKUP/REG 7:45-8:55 am HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY CENTER – 525 Orange Center Rd.
8:40 am Kids start
9:00 am 5K timed run & one mile untimed walk.
9:15 am food & margaritas!